PM Update: A little cooler, but still hot
Typical summer heat sticks around; Saturday rains?
It's cooler, but I didn't feel too cool outside today. Day five of the current heat wave and the 28th day at or above 90 degrees this year are in the books. When you think about it that way, we're pros at this stuff by now! While we look to stay with near or above normal temperatures for the foreseeable future, the severe heat of the last few days is being replaced by more typical summer heat and we even have a few shots of rain starting with some isolated stuff today.
Through Tonight: Watch out for an isolated shower or storm that could drop locally heavy rain in a few spots. Otherwise, this evening will be a bit better than the last few on the heat side, but humidity makes up for it as readings fall to near 90 around sunset. Temperatures don't fall too far overnight, though we'll be starting off lower so we should at least all get into the 70s. More specifically, as far down as the lower 70s in the suburbs to the mid-or-upper 70s downtown.
Tomorrow (Friday): It's another muggy and toasty day to wrap up the work week. Look for partly sunny skies with just the slight risk of an afternoon shower or storm as highs reach the low-to-mid 90s. Humidity levels should be near the oppressive level throughout the day, enjoy!
Asphalt induced heat? Anthony Watts of the blog, "Watts Up With That?", made a thought provoking post yesterday about the numerous heat records that fell this week, particularly at BWI. He argues that in many cases it is the siting of the measurement station, and of course increased urbanization overall, causing these higher temperatures.
Posted by: ElJocko | July 8, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | July 8, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | July 8, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: barnstormer | July 8, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: MKadyman | July 8, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | July 8, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: LoudounGeek | July 8, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: ElJocko | July 8, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: natsncats | July 8, 2010 11:52 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Bombo47jea | July 9, 2010 1:06 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | July 9, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.